Note from BW of Brazil: Black women doing for themselves, telling their stories and bringing color and consciousness to the narrative. We’ve sad it time and time again here on the blog, if they were to wait on Brazil’s mainstream media to tell their story, they’ll either continue waiting or continue accepting the image of black women as available bodies only useful for work or sexual gratification. Realistically, if Brazil’s media were interested in telling the stories of this parcel of the population, they wouldn’t represent only 4% of protagonists in films, seeing a black woman as a talk show host wouldn’t be difficult to find and they wouldn’t represent only 1% of the leading roles in television commercials.
Fortunately, just since the appearance of this blog we’ve seen major strides in Afro-Brazilian women taking the lead in their productions which have lead to exposure at the…
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“We met in college. He walked me home from school every day for five years. We would talk about everything: how many kids we wanted, how we wanted to raise them, our roles in the home, where we wanted to live, and even where we wanted to go on vacation. So there really haven’t been many surprises. A lot of couples only seem to talk about important things if they’re forced to make big decisions. And there can be this moment of: ‘I didn’t really know you.’ And there’s pressure to make a decision. And that’s when the biggest arguments seem to happen. We’ve luckily managed to avoid that because it’s all been discussed before. We’ve been married for fifteen years but we still walk home together from work every night. We’re actually doing that right now.”
Via Humans in New York and black 365